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Parry's Rock Pink
Stephanomeria parryi
About Parry's Rock Pink (Stephanomeria parryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stephanomeria parryi is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Parry's wirelettuce. It is native to the southwestern United States, where it grows in many types of habitat, including many desert areas. It is a perennial herb growing from a thick root and producing one or more slender, upright stems up to about 40 centimeters tall. The green leaves are linear to lance-shaped with lobed edges and are up to 8 centimeters long near the base of the plant. Flower heads occur on the spreading branches. Each has up to 13 or 14 ray florets, each with an elongated tube and a whitish ligule up to 1. 5 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene tipped with a spreading cluster of long, tan, plumelike pappus bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.3 ft tall

Flowering Season
Flowering Season

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Kodiosoma fulvum Image
Kodiosoma fulvumKodiosoma fulvum
Cucullia eulepis Image
Cucullia eulepisCucullia eulepis
Schinia scarletina Image
Schinia scarletinaSchinia scarletina
Cucullia mcdunnoughi Image
Cucullia mcdunnoughiCucullia mcdunnoughi

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Very Low

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.3" - 17.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.22" - 2.63", Coldest Month: 32.8" - 56.1", Hottest Month: 58.5" - 83.1", Humidity: 2.22" - 36.18", Elevation: 59" - 6818"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Parry's Wirelettuce, Rod Wirelettuce, Tall Wirelettuce

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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